Bacon-Beef Loco Moco
A bacony, beefy version of a classic contemporary hawaiian dish.
Servings Prep Time
2plates 15mins
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2plates 15mins
Cook Time
Beef Patties
Mushroom Gravy
White Rice
For Patties and Rice
  1. Prepare rice in a rice cooker or stovetop according to the directions on the package before beginning the next steps.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until just combined. Over mixing will cause patties to shrink, so we like to work the mixture just until everything looks homogenous.
  3. Form them into two patties, cover and allow to rest in the fridge.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350f degrees.
  5. Heat a pan on medium/high heat. Add a touch of oil to prevent sticking. Once pan is hot and oil is shimmering, place meat patties in pan and cook each side for 2-3 mins until patties have rendered some fat and each side has a nice sear.
  6. Remove patties and place on a baking sheet. Transfer to the preheated oven and immediately turn oven off.
For Gravy
  1. Using the same pan, turn the heat to medium and add mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper. Saute until golden for approx 4 mins.
  2. Add flour to the mushroom mixture and stir until coated. Add butter and cook for 2 mins.
  3. Quickly whisk in broth and soy or Worcestershire sauce until there are no visible lumps and sauce begins to thicken. Reduce heat to medium/low and continue cooking until sauce is slightly translucent and thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
For Fried Eggs
  1. In a non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet, heat oil on medium/high.
  2. Once it begins to shimmer and smoke slightly, crack individual eggs on opposite sides of the pan.
  3. Turn heat off, season with salt and pepper. Allow sides of egg whites to crisp and brown. Remove from stove.
For the Final Assembly
  1. Place one cup of freshly cooked rice in the center of the plate.
  2. Remove cooked patties from the oven. Internal temperature should read 150f or higher to ensure bacon is thoroughly cooked.
  3. Spoon a small amount of gravy on top of the rice. If you would like it spicy or more umami, sprinkle a dash of furikake or togarashi onto the rice. Place the burger patty on top of the bed of rice and smother with a heavy spoonful of gravy until it pours onto the sides.
  4. Top with fried egg and a sprinkle of green onions. Serve with a bottle of sriracha and soy sauce for those who like it extra.